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Tandem Paragliding Flights In Cape Town

Paraglide over breathtaking Cape Town with highly experienced pilots. Icarus Paragliding has a 100% safety record.Enjoy exquisite scenery of the Atlantic coastline, Table Mountain, Camps Bay, Robben Island, Cape Town Harbour and many more sightings.Launches are from Lions Head or Signal Hill depending on the wind direction.Minimum age is 5 years old. Max weight is 120kg. Disabled friendly. Duration: 1 Hour (approx.)
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Operating days: Monday – Sunday including public holidays (weather dependant).
Times of departure: Flights get booked in hourly slots. 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm. Clients need to arrive 20 minutes prior to their flight times.
Language of Tour/Activity: English & Afrikaans (German pilot upon request).
Duration: The whole process takes an hour. Flying time is 5-15minutes, with pilots always trying to give the longest experience possible. Duration of tandem paragliding flights varies. It’s not possible to guarantee a specific flight time due to the changeable nature of the weather conditions in Cape Town.
Departure Point: The location is confirmed the day before the time. If it changes on the day clients will be informed.
Child policy: Minimum weight of 20kgs. No younger than 5 years old. Children under the age of 18 years need an adults consent and sign the indemnity form on behalf of the child.
Weight limit: 120 kgs.
Paragliding is completely weather dependant. We need to be able to have a clear take-off and landing area. We cannot fly in clouds or rain. Our company has a 100% safety record. We will not fly in unsafe conditions even if other companies choose too.
Disabled/paralysed clients: Our pilots are qualified and have many years of experience. They are able to take disabled passengers and completely paralysed passengers. If a client has an injury (leg or back) they should enquire if it’s safe to paraglide so we can first asses and be aware of any problems.
No open or loose sandals that can fall off during flight are allowed. Closed running shoes are highly recommended.
Sunglasses and hats are allowed.

- What To Expect

Clients will enjoy the exquisite scenery of the Atlantic coastline, Table Mountain, Lions Head, the city bowl, Camps Bay beach, Sea Point, Robben Island, Cape Town Harbour and Cape Town stadium from the sky above. If the weather conditions are smooth enough the pilot will give guests the chance to control the glider (flying the glider themselves). Depending on the height when approaching landing the pilot will do some fun turns which are called wing overs (a little bit of a roller coaster feeling).

- What Is Included

A briefing will be done before the flight.
All the equipment needed during the flight is provided.
Transportation back to the take-off area is included.

- What Is Not Included

Photos and videos can be purchased from the pilots after the flight for R300.

We do offer transportation in and around Cape Town. Its R100 per vehicle for a pick up and R100 per vehicle for a drop off. Maximum of 4 people per vehicle. More than 4 people per vehicle, a bigger vehicle needs to be requested.

There is a food truck at the top of Signal Hill that sells snacks and a restaurant opposite the landing area at the Winchester Hotel (Harveys restaurant).

- FAQ

What is tandem paragliding?
A paraglider is a free flying, foot launched aircraft. A tandem paraglider is specifically designed to carry two people. The passenger is strapped into a harness in front of the experienced pilot. No experience is necessary, your pilot will do all the hard work, you just need to run on take-off then sit back and relax and enjoy the view, and don’t forget to smile for the camera.
Where do we fly from?
Tandem paragliding flights are from Lions Head and Signal Hill in Cape Town. Which site we fly from depends on the wind direction and wind strength. We cannot pick which site we fly from. It all depends on the weather.
* Where do we land?
From Lions Head landing is between Camps Bay and Clifton beaches on the grass in front of The Bungalow. From Signal Hill you will land at the famous Sea Point promenade opposite the Winchester Hotel.
What must I wear?
Closed shoes On a chilly day wear something warm, it can be freezing in the air Sunblock Sunglasses can be worn in-flight
*Is tandem paragliding dangerous?
Paragliding is an extreme sport, but you are in good hands with our pilots. All tandem pilots are highly experienced and TFI (Tandem Flight Instructor) certified by SAHPA (the South African Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association). Our pilots will only fly in weather that is safe to fly in. If other pilots are flying but our pilots feel it is notsafe to fly, we would rather schedule you for another day. Safety is key. Safety precautions include helmets, harnesses with back protection, reserve parachutes and careful pre-flight checks and pre-launch observation. You will be briefed before your flight, listen to your pilot, when you are told to run you must RUN, do not sit down.
Are there any refunds?
If you have paid in advance and we can’t fly due to weather conditions we will happily refund you in full.
How much does in flight photography and video cost?
R300 per person per flight (optional).
How do we get back to our car?
We will take you from the landing field (The Bungalow, Clifton or Winchester Mansions, Sea Point) back up to our original meeting point.

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